Rufus A. Chapman

Male8 July 1874–13 March 1911

Brief Life History of Rufus A.

When Rufus A. Chapman was born on 8 July 1874, in White, Georgia, United States, his father, William Henry Chapman, was 26 and his mother, Mary Louisa Teasley, was 25. He married Belledonna Thompson on 29 December 1895, in White, Hall, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Habersham, Georgia, United States in 1900 and District 1441, White, Georgia, United States in 1910. He died on 13 March 1911, in White, Georgia, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Chattahoochee Hills, Fulton, Georgia, United States.

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Rufus A. Chapman
Belledonna Thompson
Marriage: 29 December 1895
Ila Beulah Chapman
William Leonard
Joseph Oscar
Ethel Jane
Lela Louise Chapman

Sources (7)

  • Rufus A Chapman in household of William H Chapman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • R. A. Chapman, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Rufus A Chapman, "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1895White, Hall, Georgia, United States
  • Children (5)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 1

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

    Age 1

    During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.


    Age 12

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a merchant or trader, Middle English chap(pe)man, chepman, Old English cēapmann, cēpemann, a compound of cēap ‘barter, bargain, price, property’ + mann ‘man’.

    Jewish: adopted probably for a like-sounding or like-meaning name in some other European language; see for example Kaufman .

    History: This name was brought independently to North America from England by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. John Chapmen (sic) was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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